Friday, March 15, 2019


Beam Suntory, has announced the launch of the first expression of 2019, from its Booker’s Bourbon brand.

Booker’s Batch 2019-01 “Teresa’s Batch” (63% ABV) which was matured for 6 years, 3 months and 1 day, was selected by Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s seventh generation Master Distiller.

Booker's Batch 2019-01 "Teresa's Batch"

This latest batch of Booker’s bourbon, is named in honour of Teresa Wittemer, a longtime Beam distillery employee, who was personally selected by sixth Generation Master Distiller Booker Noe to work on his namesake bourbon brand.

During her career at the distillery, Teresa has worked in the lab and in the Quality Control department where she became an expert on mingling bourbon barrel samples to the exact taste profile Booker preferred. In turn, she’s helped both Booker and now his son Fred, select batches of Booker’s bourbon.

Booker’s Batch 2019-01 “Teresa’s Batch”, is said to deliver notes of brown sugar and light oak, along with the vanilla that is signature of Booker’s bourbon.

As with all Booker’s bottlings, this latest release is bottled straight from the barrel, uncut, unfiltered and at natural strength.

Booker’s Batch 2019-01 “Teresa’s Batch”, will be available later this month from selected specialist retailers in the US, for a RRP of $79.99 -750ml.

Posted by Steve Rush